sunshineandlaughter has written 213 posts for Sunshine And Laughter

On BBC Radio Leeds

Sunshine And Laughter on BBC Radio Leeds today talking about happiness and laughter. They phoned me just 5 minutes beforehand so that gave me a short time to flap around like lunatic and put my head down the back of the sofa.Β πŸ˜‚ I’m like a rabbit in headlights when interviewed.Β πŸ˜³πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ° I think we all, perhaps, … Continue reading

World Laughter Day 5th May 2019

World Laughter Day on 5th May 2019 is fast approaching. You can join in the fun by joining One Million Laughters for World Laughter Day 2019 and pledging to laugh and, better still, share laughter with family, friends, neighbours or even strangers. You can find out more and join in here – One Million Laughers … Continue reading

World Laughter Day 2019 is approaching!

There are few things that we humans do that connect us, allow us to put aside our differences and bring joy more than laughter. So, in celebration of this day we invite you to share a chuckle, giggle, chortle or two with participants from all over the world. Join us on Sunday 5th May 2019 … Continue reading

“Effects of Laughter Therapy on Depression and Sleep among Patients at Long-term Care Hospitals”

This is a really interesting study on the “Effects of Laughter Therapy on Depression and Sleep among Patients at Long-term Care Hospitals” undertaken inΒ 2017 by the Korean Society of Adult Nursing. Full details can be found in the link below: https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.7475%2Fkjan.2017.29.5.560&fbclid=IwAR0DDKf99bkXazPxFMyEHJ-6-YbftPiPvisxQ4Zaog6y9rj18269nzdNZos “This study showed that laughter therapy with more intense physical activities reduced depression and … Continue reading

Laughter Yoga Manchester

Next Saturday the 24th November 2018 I will be running a one hour Laughter Yoga session focusing on self-love and good mental health at Boho Utopia cafe in Manchester as part of their Peace of Mind event. The session will run from 3-4pm, cost Β£5 per person and 25% of the profits will be donated … Continue reading

Therapeutic Laughter

Therapeutic laughter. Getting out of our heads and into our bodies. Letting go. Letting go of seriousness. Letting go of self judgements. Letting go of inhibitions and ego. Letting go of who we think we are. Letting go of any conditioning we have had on how to conduct ourselves as adults. Letting go of stresses … Continue reading

Laughter Yoga in Leeds!

Looking for a great day out with fantastic food, great talks and a good dose of laughter? Then join me at the Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 16th June from 1pm – 1.45pm. The session is free but get there early as the room fills up with laughers super quick! … Continue reading

Laughter Yoga Leader Training Retreat!

What a fabulous weekend I had at Tyas Cottage near Huddersfield teaching students on the Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training retreat. It was a beautiful time of not only training but sharing and caring. Wonderful friendships formed. Running the training as a retreat enables me to not only train them to Laughter Yoga International standards … Continue reading

Laughter Yoga Leader Training West Yorkshire

What is all this Laughter Yoga malarkey? Well, for me, it’s moving, breathing, smiling, laughing, playing. Where we change our body chemistry and bring us into the now. Where we learn to cultivate and harness the power of laughter. And whilst we’re cultivating and harnessing, chuckling and chortling we are changing our physiology and psychology. … Continue reading

Huddersfield Lunchtime Laughter Club’s 2nd Birthday!

Oh my, I can’t believe this is my first post since December 2017! It has been quiet on here due to the death of my dad in early January. This has taken me on a personal journey of exploring loss and laughter which I will cover in another post. For now, here are the details … Continue reading